Inderect addressing for a file

jborges

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How is the way to express the following statment without be specific with the name of the directory, I mean that I would like to open a file in the same directory where the excel file is but without specifying the name of the directory itself. The idea is to have a portable application not depending on the name of the directory which contains the files:
I have:
Workbooks.Open "I:directory cost.xls"

But I would like to do something like:

Workbooks.Open "\cost.xls"

but doesn´t work

Thanks
 

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Try this :-

Sub Open_cost_xls()
Dim wbFullPath$, wbName$, p%, dirName$
wbFullPath = Application.ActiveWorkbook.FullName
wbName = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Name
p = InStr(wbFullPath, wbName)
dirName = Left(wbFullPath, p - 1)
On Error GoTo e
Workbooks.Open dirName & "cost.xls"
Exit Sub
e:
MsgBox "cost.xls could not be found in " & dirName
End Sub
 
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